Alexander Carson is a neoclassical, downtempo, composer and songwriter based in London UK. Carson spent the better part of seven years as the lead singer, and songwriter for genre-fluid quintet Wooden Arms.
“Forgotten” is the answer to a question nobody asked: What if Harry Nillson’s one chord masterpiece “Coconut” was written for gloom-core post-rock kids? The track layers a simple F# pentatonic scale upon itself until it finally bends and allows the chord to change culminating in a 1 take, semi-improvised, collaboration with long suffering Wooden Arms member Alex Mackenzie. Recorded in one hour in a 4th century church with a handful of microphones and even less forethought. “Forgotten” is taken from the forthcoming EP called “Ellipsism” - a word taken from the “Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows” :
n. sadness that you’ll never be able to know how history will turn out, that you’ll dutifully pass on the joke of being alive without ever learning the punchline.
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"A perfect blend of modern songwriting and classical musicianship"– Line of Best Fit
"Sounding at times like an Irish prayer and others a bit Bowie-ish, but never dull or less challenging.” – Where the Music Meets
“The fragile vocals and piano playing are unmistakably Alex – a distinctive timbre and delicate working of the keys that always reminds slightly of Anthony and the Johnsons” – Outline Magazine
"A distinctive yet delicate blend of classical instrumentation meets modern melody" (Wooden Arms)– The 405
"Clear connections from classical greats are used to distinguish and yet embody a gentle ambience." (Wooden Arms) – Kaltblut Magazine